Botanical name: Melanthiaceae
Botanical name: Melanthiaceae
Species of Bunchflower
Heloniopsis is native to east Asia.
Death camas is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melanthiaceae, tribe Melanthieae. Members of death camas may also be distinguished from other members of the former genus Zigadenus, the deathcamases, by the presence of narrow tepals with a single, conspicuous, bilobed gland. It also has a wider distribution, occurring in Asia and much of North and Central America.
Chionographis species are perennial flowering plants that grow from rhizomes. They produce a basal rosette of evergreen leaves, from the center of which emerges a flowering scape. The scape produces a spike of many small white flowers. The flowers are zygomorphic in shape, and when perfect have six tepals, one pistil, and six stamens. This genus is native to China, Japan, and Korea.
Death camas is a genus of flowering plants. Members of death camas may also be distinguished from other similar members of the deathcamas tribe by the presence of narrow, clawed tepals with a single, conspicuous, rounded gland. The genus is mainly distributed in the midwestern United States and western North America.
Birthroots are flowering woodland herbs found in Asia and North America. These perennials flower during springtime. What looks like their leaves are actually enlarged, photosynthetic specialized leaflets (bracts); the plant has no true above ground leaves. Due to their decorative blooms and early blooming times, some species are cultivated in gardens.
Ypsilandra species are perennial plants that grow from thick rhizomes. Their leaves are generally long and thin, growing in a rosette from the base of the plant. The inflorescences consist of a cluster of nodding, radially-symmetrical tube-shaped flowers with six tepals. Ypsilandra is a genus of at least six herbaceous plant species. This genus is a member of the Melanthiaceae and is native to East Asia.
Paris is a genus of flowering plants. Paris contains species which have 4 to 11 merous flowers. It consists of less than two dozen herbaceous plants. It is widespread across Europe and Asia, with a center of diversity in China.
Xerophyllum is a genus of perennial plants from the family Melanthiaceae. There are two species in the genus. The genus is native to North America.
Schoenocaulon is a North American genus of perennial herbaceous flowering plants, ranging from the southern United States to Peru. Unlike other genera in the tribe, the flowers are arranged in a spike; depending on the species the flower stalks for each flower are either very short or completely absent. The petal and sepal color varies by species, with some shade of green being most common, but with maroon, cream, and bright red also represented.
Blazing-star are a genus with one sole member, Chamaelirium luteum. These perennial herbs are native to the United States and Canada. They are endangered due to over-harvesting of the wild plant in forests. The wand-like blooms attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. The genus name Chamaelirium derives from the Greek words “chamai” and “lirion,” meaning "dwarf lily."
Camas are a North American genus containing a single flowering perennial species. One of its common names is "fly poison" because every part of it contains extremely toxic alkaloids, and its bulbs were once mashed up and sugared by American colonists to attract and kill flies. It is largely pollinated by beetles, which are some of the few creatures that can tolerate its nectar.
False hellebores are poisonous flowering herbs found on both sides of the Atlantic. The flower's clusters are unusual and attractive, with colors ranging from greenish-white to dull purple. Their appearance makes some species popular as ornamentals, despite their high toxicity. Their toxic compounds are extracted and used in the pesticide industry.
Featherbells is a North American genus of flowering plants in the tribe Melanthieae of the family Melanthiaceae.